the all-seeingeyeJames McAllaster House, Portico

May 31, 2005

Final demolition and column supports.

Collars around columns.

Masonry pad to support column base.

Sill trimmed back to solid wood.

Oak 10X10 with stub tenon inside pilaster.

Masonry repairs.

Finished the demolition over the holiday weekend. Spent most of a day just repairing water-damaged brick work and building masonry bases under columns. When I'm done, the columns will rest directly on the footings, rather than be supported (poorly) by the deck boards as they were before.

Next stage.